Artificial intelligence (AI) will balloon into a $190 billion industry by the time the clock strikes”one” in 2025. On that day, the e-learning sector will be worth $325 billion, and it’s AI that will make that growth possible. Today’s computers are sharp, self-evolving, and eerily human. Those skills have made them the kind of mentor you can fit in your pocket. The use of AI in e-learning is quickly rendering franchisee on-boarding trips and face-to-face staff training unnecessary, and it’s achieving that with aplomb.
71 Teachers in Every Classroom
Training is a core part of franchising fees, which rise to $50, 000 per branch. AI instructors can reduce those fees substantially, meeting new franchisees all over the world in any language. That multiplies your scope exponentially, but it’s the least important role machines are playing in e-learning today. Every franchisee processes information in their own way. There are 71 different styles of learning, and they remain fixed for the rest of our lives. The franchise industry has been forced to ignore these key psychometric factors, purely because no organization can offer 71 on-boarders for every franchisee. AI can be all 71 teachers at once, learning how every franchisee functions, then training them according to their position on the learning-style continuum.
When Teachers are Learners
The use of AI in e-learning can recognize how well franchisees and staff have grasped a concept and suggest the new learning channels to carry them to mastery. Traditional franchisee training is forced to approach the entire franchising complement as a whole. That leaves a massive contingent unprepared to run their franchises according to the practices of your brand, but one-on-one training is easy when you have machines on your side.
AI can nurture as it educates, ensuring that every franchisee builds a sturdy foundation before they move onto the next leg of training. Your AI assistant can untangle confusion before franchisees wind themselves into knots of confusion that are impossible to undo. This way, no learner ever needs to approach the next training step before they’re ready. Every franchisee arrives with their own skills and work history. AI e-learning systems can fill in the gaps without going over unnecessary material. Most learning programs begin at the level of the lowest common denominator, leaving high achievers with little improvement. Machines have their backs, meeting every franchisee exactly where they are.
Franchisees often hesitate to ask questions in fear of revealing a lack of experience, but e-learning technology doesn’t have a judgmental bone in its (virtual) body. Learners are far less likely to leave their questions unspoken with a digital mentor.
The use of AI in e-learning allows courses to adjust to real-world knowledge as it progresses, so you can wave a hearty goodbye to old-fashioned case studies and dated data. Machines can keep franchisees engaged through today’s most newsworthy events, updating information as it emerges. It can even customize it to every employee’s interests and learning style.
Adjusting to Outcomes
AI can crunch a lot of numbers in an hour. Give it a year, and it will churn out the analytics you need to improve your training program tenfold. When results lag, it will show you why. When signups slow down, it will feed you a comprehensive range of analytics to inform improvements. Your profits will feel the difference.
The use of AI in e-learning is altering the very fabric of franchise on-boarding. The learning revolution has arrived, and it’s taking brands to heights they could never reach before.